August 16, 2017
I found this treasure this evening, when searching through old emails for Alice Linahan’s webcasts. Alice Linahan’s facebook: https://twitter.com/alicelinahan?lang=en
Donna Garner is on Alice’s webcast right now (August 16, 2017).
The following document is well worth copying, from the pdf, or from the online link. It is important historical information for your files on Common Core. Donna Garner originally sent it out in 2015 — 35 pages of links to podcasts, videos, articles, YouTubes, commentaries, etc., over a four-year period. I can’t wait to dig into them myself. Many of then will be resources I have already studied – both new and review are important.
0246_Donna Garner 2015 35-page List of information on Common Core.pdf
August 18, 2017
In this article, Donna Garner explains how the Charlottesville situation is a product of the Obama Administration’s anti-American Common Core agenda.
At the end of her article are some resources Donna Garner sent out that reveal some background behind the problems — going back to the Common Core curriculum, which supporters of Common Core wrongly kept insisting was not curriculum.
Educator Resources|Education & Information Age Education News
WHO IS TO BLAME FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE?
By Donna Garner – 8.14.17
location of other commentaries by Donna Garner:
Donna Garner Education Policy Commentator EducationViews.org
Who was involved in the deplorable and violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia this last weekend? Our nation witnessed Black Lives Matter, White Supremacists, Anti-Trumpsters, Neo-Nazis, and the KKK yelling, screaming, fighting, cussing, destroying property, venting their rage, killing protesters, maiming bystanders, and injuring first responders.
What do these groups all have in common? They are all products of our culture, one in which the majority of our nation’s K-16 students have been indoctrinated by the Obama administration’s anti-American Common Core and the leftwing professors who populate our colleges and universities. Aided by the Democrats and the leftist media, our nation is now “reaping the whirlwind.”
Excerpt from email that follows:
“Senior fellow at American Principles Project Emmett McGroarty tells Breitbart News:
“The fact that Alabama can’t freely choose its assessments confirms that ESSA failed to return control over K-12 education back to state and local government. No person, no administration has come up with a way for the federal government to exercise such power without it being an unaccountable political bully. It is time to stop this farce and to truly return education policymaking to state and local government, where it would be closest to parents and other citizens.”
From: Donna Garner <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:03 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: ALABAMA TEST CASE OF TRUMP ADMIN’S COMMITMENT TO LOCAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION – BY DR. SUSAN BERRY — BREITBART – 6.14.17
June 17, 2017
From: Donna Garner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:30 AM
To: Donna Garner
Subject: TRUMP’S SMART CUTS TO EDUCATION — BY WILLIAMSON EVERS & VICKI ALGER — L. A. TIMES – 6.12.17
[full article at: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-evers-alger-trump-education-cuts-good-20170612-story.html ]
6.12.17 – L.A. TIMES
“Trump’s smart cuts to education” – By Williamson M. Evers & Vicki E. Alger
Excerpts from this article:
It’s the end of the world as we know it – at least that’s what some people would have us believe about President Trump’s education budget.
It’s “a devastating blow to the country’s public education system,” according to National School Boards Assn. CEO Thomas Gentzel. More like a “wrecking ball,” says Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Assn. teachers’ union. No, it’s a veritable “assault on the American Dream,” insists John B. King Jr., former Obama administration secretary of education.
Such hyperbole is reminiscent of the early 1980s, when President Reagan’s opponents battled his administration’s education cuts, and it’s about as inaccurate today as it was back then.
Links to other previous blogs about Betsy DeVos – at the end of this blog
June 11, 2017/blog links added June 12, 2017
More people connected with Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education (a main supporter of Common Core) are in the U.S. Department of Education. We can only hope that Betsy DeVos no longer supports Common Core as she did through her finances and associations with Jeb Bush and his foundation (FEE).
Article showing serious “conflict of interest” and
conflict of message around Betsy DeVos and those supporting her
selection as Department of Education Secretary
Two paragraphs from Dr. Susan Berry’s artricle:
“Though U.S. [Department of] Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has funded and served organizations that promote Common Core – including Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education [FEE] – since her nomination, she has denied she supports the controversial standards.
“The secretary, nevertheless, has surrounded herself with advisers and staff who have ties to Bush’s foundation, as well as to Indiana, where Common Core was repealed, but then simply ‘rebranded.’”
June 9, 2017 article by Dr. Susan Berry: Continue reading
May 13, 2017/update 12:52 p.m./updated 2017-05-15
THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP ON BLOG 0205–Go to Blog 0205 for background information connected with this article.
Comments about: Common Core and ESSA – and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Common Core was coercively pushed on school districts and states across our country, (using force and threats in addition to bribery) — it was deceptively implemented, keeps growing in its scope, and has not gone away.
Common Core was officially made federal law (ESSA) in December 2015. If Betsy DeVos does not know that, or if she does and is hiding it, she should not be our Education Secretary. We need someone who will honestly and thoroughly champion for local control of education — not just in words, and not just in little parts – but have local control truly be the top priority.
Go to the end of Blog 0205, for some links to other blogs on this website that deal with Common Core. They contain information that will be helpful to people who know nothing about Common Core, and they are also excellent resources for people who have studied Common Core for years.
5.6.17 – Breitbart
May 13, 2017/update May 15, 2017
FEE Chairman Jeb Bush_Meet our Board–meet our donors 2008-2016
Background information to supplement the next blog – Blog 0206
On May 6, 2017, Donna Garner distributed an article by Dr. Susan Berry, which is also the subject of the next blog (blog 0206). Donna Garner is an invaluable resource. You can email her, asking her to place your email on her distribution list — Wgarner1@hot.rr.com.
If you don’t know much about Common Core, you can learn a lot from Dr. Berry’s article and the video she linked within the article. In the video, Jason Zimba admits Common Core does not prepare students for more than, at best, a non-selective junior college. Jason was a lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
To learn about those people and organizations pushing Common Core,
the History and goals of Common Core – and its status
Go to Links to blogs, that can be found listed at the end of this article. They give some detailed background, history and goals of Common Core. They are good for beginners, as well as for those of us who have studied Common Core for years. They can be a refresher and can offer new information. Continue reading
First published in part Jan. 30 2017/Totally rewritten and published February 10, 2017
Robert Morris first published “Soviets in the Classroom” in 1989, soon after he became the new chairman of the board at America’s Future. See Blogs #0173, 0174 & 0175, which talk about or mention the article “Soviets in the Classroom.”
This blog is an introduction to the organization called America’s Future, that began in 1946.
The information below about America’s Future, is taken from two locations
on their website:
“Our historical commitment and our current strategic position make the United States the central redoubt of human liberty. If we fall, the lights of liberty will be extinguished all over the world for the foreseeable future.”
Self Destruct: Dismantling America’s Internal Security
“The original America’s Future, Inc., established in 1946, headquartered for many years in New Rochelle, New York, and now in St. Louis, Missouri — for 57 years [has been] dedicated to the preservation of our free enterprise system and our constitutional form of government.”
[Editor dj note: The above quote, from the front page of the America’s Future website,
was written in 2006.] Continue reading
February 10, 2017
Soviets in the Classroom… America’s Latest Education Fad
by Charlotte Iserbyt [link to “Soviets in the Classroom” 1986 – here]
Federal, UN and Soviet control of education content in our classrooms, is extensive. The heavy influence of Soviet education in our classrooms was made official in 1985. People need to become aware of the agreements our country has with Soviet Russia, and need to try to stop Soviet influences in our schools. Parents need to do whatever is possible to protect their children and grandchildren from the mind-altering mind-control that is taking place in schools.
Read about America’s education cooperation with Soviet Russia in the attached article, written in 1986: “Soviets in the Classroom … America’s Latest Education Fad.” Note, Charlotte Iserbyt, the author of the article, says her article was originally boycotted in our country.
Here is one paragraph from her article “Soviets in the Classroom”
“What do the Soviets—who kidnapped 10,000 Afghan children and shipped them to the Soviet Union for “re-education” and in the spring of 1989 used poison gas and sharpened shovels to disperse a nationalistic demonstration in Soviet Georgia, killing at least twenty persons and injuring 200—have to offer our children in the way of school materials? What does a country have to offer our children in the way of school materials which, according to an 1987 “out-of-print” book by American Federation of Labor—Council of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) entitled Cruel and Usual Punishment: Forced Labor in Today’s USSR, holds tens of thousands of political prisoners in Soviet prisons, labor camps, and psychiatric hospitals, including between four and five million non-political prisoners in slave labor camps? What does a country which publishes children’s books for disinformation purposes overseas—and in the case of books distributed in India, portrays America as “rich, uncaring, and prejudiced,” and compares us with the Brahmin caste, which is the ruling caste much resented by the disadvantaged in India—have to offer our children in the way of school materials?” [see the entire article — 2015-05-02 Soviets in the Classroom…America’s Latest Education Fad_Charlotte Iserbytre] Continue reading
February 9, 2017
The push for a Communist United States continues.
Ignore the laughter — this is real.
The United Nations was never a friend of the United States of America
Note: See below the overwhelming Communist and Socialist membership of those who started the United Nations, and will see the continued Communist control
of the United Nations.
Note: Alger Hiss is instrumental in the forming of the UN, and is its first Secretary General. In previous and forthcoming blog pieces you will read of Alger Hiss in connection with Whittaker Chambers. They were Soviet espionage agents (spies) who regularly transferred US secrets to Moscow. They worked together, and they (and their wives) became close friends.
The following is taken from:
“The UN-American United Nations” by Steve Farrell
“Truth 1: The UN is no friend to American ideals.
- The UN’s Founders were known Communists
“If it’s true that the personality, purpose, and accomplishments of an organization are highly affected by its leadership, then membership in the United Nations spelled trouble from the start. Of the 17 individuals identified by the US State Department as having helped shape US policy leading to the creation of the United Nations, all but one were later identified as secret members of the Communist Party USA (3). Continue reading